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"How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises" - suggestions improving the question

How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises was closed within minutes of posting with the stated reason: Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are ...
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Who accepts the question in case the the creator deleted the account?

I have this current situation on the question How change the IP address of the computer on Windows 10? It seems that the creator has deleted their account. Who will be able to accept the answer? Will ...
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Make less visible or completely hide ignore tagged questions [closed]

It seems a new change was made to SuperUser, where questions with tags on my ignore list are now almost as visible as regular questions. Only the title has a slightly different color. This completely ...
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The Responses tab is not working

Since the last big user-interface overhaul of all Stack Overflow sites a few months ago, the Responses tab stopped working. The Responses tab can be reached directly through the URL of https://...
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Please clean up diskpart.com spam by user Metaphor

User Metaphor (1692216) is spamming diskpart ads. Can someone clean that up please?
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Question closed as unclear but an answer was already posted

This question. The reason why the question was closed is "This question needs details or clarity". Let's follow the link. Needs details or clarity - Sometimes we need more information in ...
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Why did my flag get revised?

My flag got revised; not declined just revised meaning I got 11 flags instead of 10 today. It was on this question for it being about software recommendations; I reflagged it.
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How come you can ask an unqualified "how do I do $x?"

This is in response to this question Why can't I ask if hardware exists that does something, or fits a need? I'm going to try one more way to address this. How come you can't ask, Does $x exist?...
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Question about spam site incorrectly deleted as spam

This question (deleted: link requires 10k+ reputation) was deleted as spam. However, it's a question about spam. It contains some unfortunate language around this, but could surely be edited into ...
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How to look at deleted answers on my question?

I would like to know how to view the deleted answers on my question. How do I do that? I don't need to view deleted answers on other peoples' questions—just my own.
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Why was my question marked as offtopic?

I have a question about my Super User post: DOS (MS-DOS, FreeDOS, DR DOS) equivalent to UNIX "time" command? I wonder why my question was marked as offtopic. I followed these rules: https://...
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Request to reopen question 1736397

My question has been closed immediately after I asked it. The closed message dialog links to another question: How do I ask a question that may require recommending software?. The accepted answer with ...
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Where's the dark theme option?

Stack Overflow has a dark theme option for several months now. Why is the same option not available on Super User? And across all the exchanges.
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Why does the Community user mark questions as duplicates?

I recently came across this question which has been marked as a duplicate. What's strange is that this question has been marked as a duplicate by the Community user: How can Community mark a question ...
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How the heck did “Community” user/bot close this dupe question? [duplicate]

This question is a question I voted to close because the solution was a hunch I suggested in the comments. The original poster confirmed my hunch and I then voted to close as dupe as a result. Okay, ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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What could be the reason of a negative reputation?

This question on su got -100 reputation and I don't know why. In its revision history "Community" named user (I think it is a robot :) ) deleted and locked the question. Maybe this is the reason but ...
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When I try to vote to close this question as a duplicate, the site tells me it doesn't have an upvoted answer, but it does. Is this a bug?

See these two questions: whenever I start my windows laptop, after laptop is opened terminal is automatically opened and inside terminal its written -, and On windows startup terminal opens ...
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Clarification regarding Question Closure as Off Topic

I have a question about my Super User post: dnSpy: What do included reference assemblies affect? This question was closed as off topic, it was asked in reference to dnSpy and how it recompiles DLLs. ...
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Tag score calculation

I can list all my answers for a certain tag. The list includes the votes, and negative votes already subtracted to my knowledge (in this specific case it's the tag networking). But the score doesn't ...
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My question got closed (as a duplicate)

My question got closed as a duplicate (I think by a single mod, not by the community)... the question it linked to, did not contain the answer I specified in my question. I already added comments as ...
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Tag synonym request: diskonkey -> usb-flash-drive

Can someone with tag synonym rights in usb-flash-drive consider implementing diskonkey as a synonym? There was a new question in the tag a few minutes ago, and I had to look up what a "Disk on ...
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Why is a specific question with a certain answer marked as opinion-based?

Can someone explain to me why the question Can the use of OPKG on ZyXEL Keenetic Ultra II cause damage to the firmware or its incorrect operation? is opinion-based? I really don't understand people ...
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Why did I get 2 reputation for upvoting a post and accepting an answer?

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow as a whole; why do I get reputation for telling others that my post is good?
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Improvements in the reopening system needed? [closed]

When a question gets closed, it can be asked for reopening, but in my experience that is very hard to happen. Even if after editing it shows again in the main page, the tag "[closed]" acts ...
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Is my redacting potentially harmful links the "right" action?

I've redacted the links in this question, because they did not link directly to content, but to a website from which to download the content the website in question opened advertisement popups with ...
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Super User not using my SE network profile

Normally when I sign up on a different SE site it uses my existing SE profile... however that doesn't seem to the be case here. Is there any way I can set it to my network profile without having to ...
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Please re-consider the suspension of my review previlege

It was this answer that I reviewed as 'Looks OK' but was judged as incorrectly handled. https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1113523 The comment pointed out that the answer was covered in the ...
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Can a badge be removed after being awarded?

Out of curiosity (not a real problem): I have a question with 99 votes, now I'm waiting patiently for the 100th vote ;). With the 100th vote a badge will be awarded and I was wondering what happens if ...
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I think my question has been closed unfairly

My question was: "Is it true that using different sized RAM's will not lead to a better performance in 2020 laptops" I've edited the question, but there seems to be some type of bot which ...
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Is it possible to create custom filter to search for a tag on a few / selected sites?

At this moment I'm mostly looking for the questions and answers connected to ffmpeg tag. Most of them are here, on superuser.com, but I can also see them on the other sites like video.stackexchange....
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Why was this question deleted and locked because it was “marked as spam or rude or abusive” by community bot within seconds of adding inline images?

Haven’t see the community bot do this before: A question was posted that, I will admit, seemed a bit like a troll over here: “What happens if you plug in a USB-USB cable into a wireless mouse's USB ...
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Is a request for specific information about software error messages really off topic?

I asked for a comprehensive list of error and informational messages produced by Robocopy. I described my problem (a huge log file), my efforts to resolve it (numerous web searches and reading ...
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Are questions about pirated software banned on Super User?

I am a newbie to Super User, and I know this forum is related to Q/A for software usability. Problems encountered when using software can be asked here. I have asked a question about Windows 8.1 pro ...
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Is there a way to Block abusive users

Is there a way to block an abusive user?
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Gray Line To Migrate Questions About Similar Topic

I asked the question below: Latest Windows 10 Will Not Deploy Printers Per Computer Users are telling me it should be on ServerFault but on Serverfault I found a similar question that they migrated it ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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Can somebody of rank create a tag #albert for me?

I am the author of the app albert launcher and want to redirect users in the support channel to this site to ask or find questions. Can somebody please add the #albert, #albertlauncher or #albert-...
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Why did I receive a "serial voting was reversed" correction? [closed]

I read the resource here, but I don't believe my voting activity aligns with the described behavior: EDIT: attached additional screenshot.
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

I can't find an answer to this and have searched through the matches that I could find with no avail. I have a user that needs my help but the comments have become a storm. I would like to move this ...
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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

Upgrade Visual Studio 2019 to 2022 for free? this has been closed as off-topic. I just looked at the super user topics article and it clearly says "computer software". Please reopen
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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Could you create the "miller" tag

Miller is a great cli tool to work with structured text data file. The tag description could be: Miller is an open source command line utility: it is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-...

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